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  • Garcia Hong Law APC

    Address

    5677 Oberlin Drive
    Suite 204
    San Diego, California 92121

Valerie Garcia Hong founded Garcia Hong Law to offer personalized legal services to business clients and individuals. Valerie provides comprehensive strategies to resolve disputes. She represents individuals and companies, including Fortune 500 corporations and insurance clients, as well as small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses.

Valerie’s legal experience also includes working as an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law, where she teaches a simulated law office on professional responsibility and civil litigation, and as a judicial extern for Hon. Joan Lefkow in the Northern District of Illinois. She obtained her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and Bachelors of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • San Diego County Bar Association’s Service to the Legal Community Award (2020)
  • Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019-2021)
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019-2021)
  • 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist by San Diego Business Journal (2018)
  • Super Lawyer (2016-2021) by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Excellence in the Law by the Filipino American Cultural Organization (2018)
  • Best of the Bar by San Diego Business Journal (2015-2016)
  • Top Attorney for Insurance Defense and Corporate Litigation by San Diego Daily Transcript (2013-2014)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court (Master)
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (President)
  • Women of Color in the Law (President)
  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - San Diego (Director)
  • Pag-Asa Legal Clinic (Director)
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee 
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Ethnic & Racial Diversity Committee 
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Appellate Committee 
  • Ladies on Course Golf Club (President)
  • Reading Legacies (Board of Trustees)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association: “Cybersecurity and Legal Malpractice” (2020)
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Law + Technology Summit: “Ethics of Technology & How Not to Commit Malpractice with your Computer” (2019)
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Civil Litigation Committee: “Essentials for a Civil Litigator’s Toolbox – Ethics in Mediation” (2018)
  • Ahern Insurance / McCarthy & Holthus: “Ethics and Substance Abuse” (2018)
  • Lawyers Club / International Women’s Day: “Challenges Facing Women Trial Lawyers” (2018)
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers: “Appellate Issues for Civil Defense Litigators” (2016)